May, 2010 | Mankin Mansion Blog


Eerie Nights Ghost Tours in Richmond

May 23rd, 2010

When our Bed and Breakfast guests ask us what there is to do in Richmond, it’s easy to start rattling off a list of great historical sites, fine dining and kid friendly activities.

We recently, however, ran into this fun opportunity for those who love to mix a little history with scare. Eerie Nights Ghost Tours is a walk through Shockoe Bottom like you’ve never experienced before. Not only are you lead by a ghoul guide, but the tour features a “band of walking dead”- not for the faint of heart!

Tours are currently available Friday nights at 8pm, and opens up to Saturday and Sunday from June through September.

So whether you’re looking for a scare, or just something off the beaten path, we’d suggest adding it to your list of To Do’s when visiting Richmond!

See you Soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez


Farmers Market Season!

May 15th, 2010

It’s May, which means Richmonders are heading to the Farmer’s Markets. If visiting our fair city for the weekend, take some time to support our local artisans and farmers.
The ever popular 17th Street Market  opened on April 24 and has filled many of their summer weekends with fairs and festivals. Richmond Good Life has a comprehensive list of various Farmers Markets, as well as Food Co-ops.

Below, you’ll find a list of other Markets that are certainly worth the trip.

South of the James Market
@ Forest Hill Park
Forest Hill Ave & 42nd Street
SATURDAY’S from 8 am – 12 pm
May 1, 2010 – December 4, 2010

North of the James Market
@ Bryan Park
Lakeside Ave and I-95, exit 80
TUESDAY’S  from 3 – 7 pm
May 4, 2010 – October 26, 2010

First Fridays @ Quirk Gallery
311 W. Broad Street
1st FRIDAY of each month (except January)
from 6 – 9:30 pm

A Gathering under the Umbrella
at Blanchard’s Coffee Co.
5047 Forest Hill Avenue
SATURDAYS from 10 am to 12 pm
December 2010 – April 2011

Do you have any favorites that didn’t make it to the list? Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section!

We look forward to seeing you soon,
Paula and Martin Ramirez